EWU policy requires that all courses delivered online go through a course review process before they are taught. Instructional Technology and Web Services (ITWS) provides this service using a faculty member’s choice between two standardized rubrics: an abbreviated, standards-only rubric, and a full rubric that includes best practices for online learning. 

When completing the Course Review Request form, select the appropriate rubric for your needs. NOTE: All Accelerated Program courses must use the Full Course Review Rubric. 

Abbreviated Course Review Rubric

The Abbreviated Course Review Rubric is used for course reviews conducted by EWU’s Instructional Technology and Web Services (ITWS) in accordance with the U.S. Department of Education, NC-SARA, NWCCU, and EWU.

Full Course Review Rubric

The Full Course Review Rubric identifies 21 criteria over six categories and is used as a course development and evaluation tool. This tool identifies best practices in an understandable way and is intuitive to use as a guide in developing or redesigning courses.

The six categories in the Full Rubric are: Learner Support & Resources, Regular and Substantive Interaction (Faculty), Regular and Substantive Interaction (Student and Content), Course Alignment, Course Structure and Design, and Innovative Teaching with Technology.

(Note: In order to access the EWU Course Review rubrics you will need to be signed into Google Drive with your EWU account.)

Request a Course Review

To begin the review process, submit the Course Review Request Form. This will create a ticket to ITWS and one of our team members will work directly with you throughout the review process.

After an ITWS team member has completed the course review, you will receive an email with the results; the completed rubric and any additional notes will be attached. 

For a course to pass the review process, all course content (i.e., Modules, Assessments, Syllabus, etc.) must be complete in Canvas and every criteria on either the Abbreviated or Full Rubric must be marked as 'Met.' 

If your course has not passed on the first review, you will want to review the notes on the associated rubric, complete any suggested modifications, and then reply to the ticket when you are ready for another look at your course.